Tag Archives: Europe

File Sharing and the Greek Crisis

What else is going on in Greece these days? Did you guess: a major crackdown on Greek file sharing sites? On this subject, I’m very pleased to publish a guest essay by Dr. Petros Petridis of Panteio University in Athens. … Continue reading

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Copy Culture — O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference Talk

With the takedown of Library.nu (formerly Gigapedia), the major US and UK publishers are joining the war on file sharing.  This is a subject we’ll be paying a lot of attention to in the next couple years.  Coincidentally, I gave … Continue reading

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Comment on European Audiovisual Policy

I’ve turned The European Strategy Trilogy into something a little more refined and submitted it to the European Commission’s public consultation on ‘Assessing State aid for films and other audiovisual works.’  Download it here.  Here’s the most radical suggestion: Modernize … Continue reading

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The European Strategy Trilogy

Now gathered in one place for the first time, The European Strategy Trilogy is finally available in hi-definition HTML. Why is the pan-European cinema, in effect, the American cinema? Why do European leaders act as if piracy is a problem … Continue reading

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The European Strategy: The Curse of Harry Potter (Part 3)

When we last left the European Commission, it was continuing its pursuit of  SMUS (Send Money to the US) based IP policies.  We raised some questions about the wisdom of this strategy.  But there is also a different EC conversation … Continue reading

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The European Strategy: Send Money to the US (Part Deux)

Most of the time, the international politics of intellectual property law are pretty easy to follow: countries that are large exporters of intellectual property usually favor stronger international IP agreements that help exploit international markets.  Countries that are large importers … Continue reading

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The European Strategy: Send Money to the US

(this is now Part Un, Part Deux is here) So a lot is going on in the EU on the intellectual property front these days!  Let’s run down the past six weeks or so. Our last post was about the … Continue reading

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